Climate solutions

Greenpeace is pushing for some big, visionary measures to turn around the global trend towards runaway climate change. The plan needs political will to make it happen and the opportunity is at the Durban summit in November. You can get behind our plan in a whole lot of different ways. Here's how.

The Solution for the Climate

  • Make sure emissions peak in 2015 and decrease as rapidly as possible towards zero after that
  • Developed countries must make cuts of 40 percent on their 1990 carbon emisisons by 2020
  • Developing countries must slow the growth of emissions by 15-30 percent by 2020, with support from industrialised nations
  • Protect tropical forests with a special funding mechanism - forests for climate
  • Replace dirty fossil fuel energy with renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Reject false solutions like nuclear energy

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Germany overwhelmingly votes for the energy revolution

Blog entry by Brigitte Behrens | July 1, 2011 12 comments

Greenpeace Germany Executive Director Brigitte Behrens reflects on the importance of the German Parliament’s decision to phase out the country's nuclear power plants, not just in Germany, but because of the example it sets for other...

iCloud = iCoal

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | June 10, 2011 6 comments

On Monday Steve Jobs announced Apple's latest offering, "the new way to store and access your content" no less. The company's new service, iCloud, may be an ambitious step forward for Apple in computing terms, but look closer and...

One year to Rio+20 - is there hope?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | June 4, 2011 4 comments

19 years ago more heads of states than ever came together in Rio de Janeiro for what was termed the Earth Summit . They agreed on a few sensible things, such as that "the right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet...

South Africa’s race to a clean energy future has started

Blog entry by Alexandra Dawe | May 25, 2011 2 comments

In the past few weeks we have seen the Energy [R]evolution gather pace with two of the world’s leading economies, Japan and Germany , actively stepping away from dangerous energy resources, in particular nuclear energy following the...

Dirty Talking - A case for telecom to shift from diesel to renewable

Blog entry by J. Stride | May 23, 2011 7 comments

A Greenpeace India report just published – "Dirty Talking – Case for telcom industry to shift from diesel to renewable" – highlights the damaging effects of diesel generators on India's economy and environment and calls on...

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